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Lupus Foundation of America receives support from Kearny Bank Foundation

Photo Caption: (from left) Kearny Bank President and CEO Craig L. Montanaro; James Errico, Lupus Foundation of America, New Jersey Chapter (LFANJ) advocate; Grace Cruz-Beyer, First Vice President/PRM, Kearny Bank; Erica Needham-Errico, Lupus patient and LFANJ advocate; Susan J. Gloor, Regional Director, Lupus Foundation of America, Northeast Region; and Monica Smith, Director of Development, Lupus Foundation of America, Northeast Region.5/10/2018 Fairfield, NJ

Targeting a chronic disease of the autoimmune system, the Kearny Bank Foundation has provided the Lupus Foundation of America’s Northeast Region with a $7,500 grant. The bank made an identical contribution to the organization in 2017.

“We’re pleased to continue utilizing the resources of our foundation in the battle against lupus,” explains Craig L. Montanaro, President and CEO of Kearny Bank. “It’s a particularly cruel and challenging disease, and one that some of us with our company are familiar with first-hand. The Lupus Foundation of America does incredibly important work, and we’re proud to support them.”

Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body, including the skin, joints and organs. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with and a challenge to treat. Lupus has a range of symptoms, strikes without warning, and has no known cause and no known cure. Its health effects can range from a skin rash to a heart attack, and can be fatal.

The Lupus Foundation of America is devoted to solving the mystery of lupus by driving research forward to bring about the next wave of lupus scientific breakthroughs, while providing caring support and resources to improve the quality of life for all people impacted by the disease.

An arm of Kearny Bank, the Kearny Bank Foundation focuses on supporting community development and basic human needs.

About Kearny Bank

Kearny Financial Corp. is the parent company of Kearny Bank, which operates from administrative headquarters in Fairfield, NJ. Included on the Forbes list of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies, Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884 and now operates full-service banking offices throughout northern and central New Jersey, and in Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY. Kearny Financial Corp. recently completed a merger with Clifton Bancorp Inc. and its Clifton Savings Bank subsidiary.

Kearny Bank expands Commercial Lending Department with appointment of two new VPs

Photo Caption: Brick resident serving Ocean County area; Millington resident working from Fairfield headquarters.5/8/2018 Fairfield, NJ

To expand and further strengthen its Commercial Lending Department, Kearny Bank has appointed two new vice presidents. Brick, NJ resident Caryn Saltzman-Cominsky is based at the Oakhurst, NJ location, serving the Ocean County area, while Millington, NJ resident Robert Kim is Vice President / Small Business Administration (SBA) Operations Manager at Kearny Bank’s Fairfield, NJ headquarters.

A graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, Saltzman-Cominsky has more than 25 years of professional banking experience at several companies. In her new role, she’s focused on commercial and industrial lending. Saltzman-Cominsky is a member of the chambers of commerce for Brick, Point Pleasant, and Toms River, as well as the Central Ocean Business Association.

Kim has 23 years of SBA and management experience at multiple banks and non-bank lending institutions, and holds a bachelor’s in Economics from Penn State, along with a minor in Japanese. In his new post, he’ll oversee the efforts of the Small Business Administration department.

“As our company continues to grow, we’re increasingly able to attract some of the most talented individuals in a variety of fields,” says Kearny Bank Executive Vice President / Chief Lending Officer Patrick Joyce. “These two new commercial lenders, with all their expertise and experience, significantly benefit our customers and our company.”

About Kearny Bank

Kearny Financial Corp. is the parent company of Kearny Bank, which operates from administrative headquarters in Fairfield, NJ. Included on the Forbes list of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies, Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884 and now operates full-service banking offices throughout northern and central New Jersey, and in Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY. Kearny Financial Corp. recently completed a merger with Clifton Bancorp Inc. and its Clifton Savings Bank subsidiary.

Kearny Bank, Clifton Savings Bank merge

Combined company provides multiple services, expanded ATM network, and full, cross-banking capabilities coming in October.5/2/2018 Fairfield, NJ

For north and central New Jersey consumers and businesses – as well as those in Brooklyn and Staten Island – the newly completed merger of Kearny Bank and Clifton Savings Bank provides an expansion of services and opportunities.

Along with a significantly increased choice of full-service branch locations, Clifton Savings Bank will enjoy access to an expanded array of commercial loan and residential products, while Kearny Bank gains access to key urban markets, including Hoboken, NJ and Montclair, NJ.

“This merger is an exceptional development for all our customers,” explains Kearny Bank President and CEO Craig L. Montanaro. “Their day-to-day banking experience will essentially be unchanged, but the scope of what they’re able to do, and where they’re able to do it, has significantly broadened. We’re now an even more robust financial institution, and our customers reap the benefits.”

As a result of the merger – which was first announced in November 2017 and was formally completed on April 2 – Kearny Bank has become the fifth largest community bank in the New York area, based on total assets.

The combined company now provides customers with a geographically and numerically wider network of ATMs. Any cross-banking ATM fees that are incurred by Kearny Bank or Clifton Savings Bank customers prior to the October establishment of a complete cross-banking relationship will be waived.

“Community banking continues to be an integral part of Main Street America, and I’m extremely proud that my career makes me a part of that,” Montanaro adds. “With this merger, our company is providing true community banking excellence to an even larger number of people and businesses across the greater New Jersey and New York area. That’s a responsibility that we in this company embrace.”

About Kearny Bank

Kearny Financial Corp. is the parent company of Kearny Bank, which operates from administrative headquarters in Fairfield, NJ. Included on the Forbes list of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies, Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884 and now operates full-service banking offices throughout northern and central New Jersey, and in Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY. Kearny Financial Corp. recently completed a merger with Clifton Bancorp Inc. and it’s Clifton Savings Bank subsidiary.

New Greenpoint branch of Kearny Bank approaching completion

Futuristic interior with traditional, brick exterior. Here is an artist’s rendering of the new Kearny Bank Greenpoint location’s interior.3/27/2018 Brooklyn, NY

For those who reside or conduct business in and around Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, the new Kearny Bank office that has been under construction since November of 2017 is nearly ready to open. Completion of the 875 Manhattan Avenue location, which will focus on personal and small business banking, as well as commercial lending, is slated for this summer.

Offering a spacious, 3,500-square-foot interior, Kearny Bank’s new Brooklyn location will feature a state-of-the-industry pod layout that dispenses with the traditional line of teller windows. Instead, bank staff work from open, easily accessible desks right in the lobby. Upon entering the branch, customers will be invited to begin conducting their business by taking a seat at the desk of the first available bank employee.

“This module approach is far more comfortable for customers – it’s certainly more pleasant not having a teller counter separating you from the Kearny Bank staff member who’s providing assistance,” explains Linda Hanlon, Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking. “Overall, our new Greenpoint location will be a terrific banking environment, and one I’m confident our customers will enjoy utilizing.”

While the branch’s interior is stylishly hi-tech, the traditional, brick exterior pays homage to the Brooklyn of yesteryear and is representative of many other buildings throughout Greenpoint. Together, the interior and exterior create a truly captivating dichotomy.

As with Kearny Bank’s other locations in New York and New Jersey, the new Brooklyn branch will offer a host of personal banking services. But, commercial lending also will account for a significant portion of the bank’s business.

“Brooklyn has been booming for years, and new business ventures start up daily,” says Patrick Joyce, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer. “As a result, there’s a steadily increasing demand for commercial lending and related services – which is among the reasons we decided to establish this location. There’s now a strong interest in borrowing to bolster business opportunities, and we’re here – at least in part – to support commerce and help local entrepreneurship thrive.”

About Kearny Bank

Kearny Financial Corp. is the parent company of Kearny Bank, which operates from its administrative headquarters building in Fairfield, NJ. Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. The bank has assets of $4.8 billion and operates 42 full-service banking offices in northern and central New Jersey, and in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. Kearny Bank was recently named to Forbes’ list of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.

Manasquan resident appointed Kearny Bank Vice President/Construction Lender

Photo Caption: Tim Thompson has been appointed Vice President/Construction Lender by Kearny Bank.3/15/2018 Fairfield, NJ

Manasquan resident Tim Thompson has been appointed Vice President / Construction Lender by Kearny Bank. With more than 25 years of experience at various regional banks, Thompson has focused primarily on lending as it relates to construction of multifamily dwellings.

“Tim’s expertise related to the construction industry will benefit our entire team,” says Vince Micco, Senior Vice President / Director of Commercial Lending for Kearny Bank. “There are many apartment building projects in various stages of development throughout central New Jersey and Tim’s background is ideal for bringing any of these to a successful completion. If I were a builder in that portion of the state, Tim is someone I’d certainly want to know.”

A Monmouth University graduate with a bachelor’s degree and MBA, Thompson currently serves on the advisory board of his alma mater’s Kislak Real Estate Institute. In addition, he is an executive board member with the Monmouth Council of Boy Scouts of America.

About Kearny Bank

Kearny Financial Corp. is the parent company of Kearny Bank, which operates from its administrative headquarters building in Fairfield, NJ. Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. The bank has assets of $4.8 billion and operates 42 full-service banking offices in northern and central New Jersey, and in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. Kearny Bank was recently named to Forbes’ list of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.

For a wonderful cause

Pictured (from left) are John Catalano, foundation Secretary/Treasurer; John Crisafulli, Kearny Bank Vice President/Small Business Banker; Ed Buecker, foundation President; and Sarah Buecker, foundation Vice President.3/13/2018 Fairfield, NJ

The Bobby Buecker Memorial Foundation – named in honor of a Brick teen who passed away in 1998 following a battle with cancer – recently received a $3,000 donation from the Kearny Bank Foundation. The presentation was made during the memorial foundation’s annual dinner dance, for which Kearny Bank served as a sponsor.

“The Bobby Buecker Memorial Foundation enjoys tremendous support from residents and businesses in the vicinity of Brick, Toms River, and Point Pleasant,” says John Crisafulli, Kearny Bank Vice President / Small Business Banker. “It’s a wonderful cause, and our bank is honored to provide support in the role of sponsor and contributor.”

About Kearny Bank

Kearny Financial Corp. is the parent company of Kearny Bank, which operates from its administrative headquarters building in Fairfield, NJ. Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. The bank has assets of $4.8 billion and operates 42 full-service banking offices in northern and central New Jersey, and in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. Kearny Bank was recently named to Forbes’ list of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.

Cub scouts get behind-the-scenes bank tour

Pictured here are five Cub Scouts representing Pack 66, Den 3, along with Kearny Bank Old Bridge office Branch Manager Mona Cach.2/26/2018 Old Bridge, NJ

Cub Scouts from Pack 66, Den 3 recently visited Kearny Bank’s Old Bridge office for a thorough branch tour. The scouts even received a behind-the-scenes look at sections of the bank that typically are off limits to the public.

“The boys were intrigued by the tour, realizing there is so much more to their local bank than meets the eye,” said Kearny Bank AVP/Branch Manager, Mona Cach. “We routinely host visits by local scout troops and it’s always encouraging to experience their aha moments relative to bank branch functions.”

About Kearny Bank

Kearny Financial Corp. is the parent company of Kearny Bank, which operates from its administrative headquarters building in Fairfield, NJ. Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. The bank has assets of $4.8 billion and operates 42 full-service banking offices in northern and central New Jersey, and in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. Kearny Bank was recently named to Forbes’ list of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.

Three NJ charities receive $1,000 donations based on Kearny Bank Sweepstakes

2/13/2018 Fairfield, NJ

Kearny Bank recently made $1,000 donations to three New Jersey-based charities, as the culmination of a recent sweepstakes featuring online submission of photos showing people clad in their ugliest sweaters.

“This sweepstakes was open to New Jersey residents, and was devised as a fun way to help several of our state’s deserving charitable organizations,” explains Eric Kesselman, 1st Vice President and Director of Marketing. “Participants simply posted their photos to Kearny Bank’s Facebook page, then tagged the charity they wanted to help. We selected three winners at random, and their prizes were financial support for organizations that are near-and-dear to their hearts.”

Winner Vanessa Coppes – co-founder of Entrepreneurial Think Tank for Women (ETT Women) – chose that organization to receive her donation. ETT Women’s mission is helping members connect and then network with like-minded women, with a goal of mutually supporting personal and professional growth.

Betty Garger, another winner, is CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, and chose that organization to receive her donation. The Girl Scouts emphasize helping girls experience new adventures, while forming lifelong friendships.

Winner Terry Givens asked that her donation be provided to Seer Farm. Since this charity provides care for animals during times of family crisis, Givens selected it based on its work helping pets displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

About Kearny Bank

Kearny Financial Corp. is the parent company of Kearny Bank, which operates from its administrative headquarters building in Fairfield, NJ. Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. The bank has assets of $4.8 billion and operates 42 full-service banking offices in northern and central New Jersey, and in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. Kearny Bank was recently named to Forbes’ list of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.

Kearny Bank raises minimum wage

2/5/2018 Fairfield, NJ

Kearny Bank, announced today that it has raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour, effective immediately. Kearny made this decision to share the benefits of the recently signed federal tax reform bill that cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent with its employees.

“We are fortunate to have such a tremendously dedicated and talented staff at Kearny”, said Craig L. Montanaro, President and CEO of Kearny Bank. “Sharing this benefit is in keeping with our corporate culture which recognizes that our employees are a critical component to our success.”

About Kearny Bank

Kearny Financial Corp. is the parent company of Kearny Bank, which operates from its administrative headquarters building in Fairfield, NJ. Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. The bank has assets of $4.8 billion and operates 42 full-service banking offices in northern and central New Jersey, and in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. Kearny Bank was recently named to Forbes’ list of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.

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